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1 Alterman, Ira and Marty Ruskin (Illust. ) Games you can Play with your Pussy ; And Lots of Other Stuff Cat Owners Should Know
Watertown, MA American Publishing Corp. 1978 088032015X / 9780880320153 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 47 pages; Large format paperback in glossy, color illustrated covers. Bright clean copy of the original edition. Just mild shelf rub to the spine edge of the saddle stapled covers and mild toning to whites of cover at edges. Remanants of a thin strip of old cello tape inside surface of front and rear covers. Handsome clean copy. VG 
Price: 39.00 USD
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2 Alterman, Ira and Marty Ruskin (Illust. ) Games you can Play with your Pussy ; And Lots of Other Stuff Cat Owners Should Know
Watertown, MA American Publishing Corp. 1978 088032015X / 9780880320153 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
B&W drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 47 pages; Large format paperback in glossy, color illustrated covers. Sound decent copy of the original edition. Light shelf rub to the covers at edges and surface with some light to moderate spotting and shelf soiling to cover surfaces. Light thumbig to pages from prior perusal/reading. G+ 
Price: 29.00 USD
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3 Ambrose, Mike and Nora Scott Walker Captain Mike's Complete Guide to Grunion Hunting
San Diego, CA Oak Tree Publications 1981 0916392708 / 9780916392703 First Edition Mass-market paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Johnny Hawk Signed by Author
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Inscribed by the author title pg. Appears unread. Very fresh and neat-just a hint of shelf evidence edges. Scarce NF; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 96 pages; Mass market paperback in glossy illustrated covers. 1st edition. Inscribed and signed on the title page by the author. Appears unread. Very fresh and neat; just a hint of shelf evidence edges. Scarce. NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Asimov, Isaac and J. O. Jeppson Laughing Space; An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1982 0395305195 / 9780395305195 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 520 pages; Tight, bright and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Small remainder mark to bottom edge. Dust jacket lightly worn to edges and surfaces. Illustrated throughout with B/W drawings and comics. NF/VG+ 
Price: 13.50 USD
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5 Barnum, P. T. Funny Stories
London G. Routledge and Sons 1890 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 374 pages; HC in publisher's pictorial red cloth. 1st UK edition. Cover board embellished with decorative Victorian title lettering, circus vignette and portrait all stamped in black. Pictorial title design to spine in gilt and black. Soundly bound, though moderately cocked in the spine. Cloth at spine sunned and fading but with title lettering still reasonably bright and distinct. Mild fray to cloth at crown of the spine panel. Front board has a mild splatter of mottling to the cloth - not discolored. Endpages lightly toned, possibly from the addition of clippings or articles no longer present. Prior owner was clearly not a Barnum enthusiast; above the title on the title page he has penciled, "Thundering Bosh! ! !" In answer to the Lavater epigram on the title page, Shun the man who never laughs, the prior owner has penciled "or the man who laughs at these stories!" A solidly bound copy with clean contents and moderately worn and stressed externals. G++ to VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
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6 Benstead, Charles R. & Edgar Norfield (Illus. ) Alma Mater; A Profound Study of a Great University
London Frederick Muller Ltd 1985 0584111193 / 9780584111194 reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Edgar Norfield 
Cartoons; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 152 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in uniformly bright and crisp edged pictorial dust jacket. Small red streak to the rear panel of the dust jacket; otherwise unmarked. Illustrated with B&W cartoons. NF/NF- 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Brady, Cyrus Townsend When Blades Are out and Love's Afield; A Comedy of Cross-Purposes In the Carolinas
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott 1901 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by E. Plaisted Abbott and Edward Stratton Holloway Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 305 pages; HC in yellow cloth with title lettering and pictorial design in brown to front cover and spine. Square, sound and neat. Gilt top edge. Spine lightly toned. B&W illustrations by Abbott. Warm; y and humorously inscribed by the author, dated 1901. VG to VG+; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Bruce, Lenny Let The Buyer Beware
New York Shout! Factory 2004 Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W and color photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 79 pages; Large format folding case with 6 audio CDs and book bound in. Tight and bright in pictorial binder with attached booklet and CDs in paper slipcases. CDs appear nearly unplayed and clean, with onlysuperficial handling evidence to surface of disc 3. Disc contents list which was originally shrinkwrapped loose over the rear board is laid in at front. Booklet illustrated throughout with B/W and color photographs. Text clean and unmarked. Handsome copy appears little handled and not far from as new. NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Buell, Marjorie Henderson; Marge Marge's Little Lulu And The Organ Grinder Man
Springfield MA McLoughlin Bros. 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; HC presumed 1st edition with publication year at base of title page and no subsequent printings noted. Soundly bound in original blue cloth with pictorial title design to cover in cream and red; title lettering blocked in cream to spine. Publisher's linen reinforced innner hinges and heavier cloth binding suggest an edition produced for the library market; this copy was, however, never institutionally owned. Light rub to cloth at spine ends and corner tips; mild fray to cloth at spine ends Contents fresh and neat. Forty-two unnumbered pages, 11 full page colored illustrations, and many black and white cartoons. Solid clean copy; uncommon. VG- to VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Buell, Marjorie Henderson; Marge Marge's Little Lulu At The Circus
Springfield MA McLoughlin Bros. 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; HC presumed 1st edition with publication year at base of title page and no subsequent printings noted. Soundly bound in original blue cloth with pictorial title design to cover in yelow and red; title lettering blocked in yellow to spine. Publisher's linen reinforced innner hinges and heavier cloth binding suggest an edition produced for the library market; this copy was, however, never institutionally owned. Front blank endpage torn out and missing, presumably to remove prior ownership inscription. Light rub to cloth at spine ends and corner tips; mild fray to cloth at base of spine. Contents fresh and neat. Forty-two unnumbered pages, 11 full page colored illustrations, and many black and white cartoons. Solid clean copy, missing front blank endpage. Scarce with only one copy owned by insitutions recorded in Worldcat. VG- 
Price: 49.50 USD
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11 Buell, Marjorie Henderson; Marge Marge's Little Lulu at the Seashore
Springfield MA McLoughlin Bros. 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; HC presumed 1st edition with publication year at base of title page and no subsequent printings noted. Soundly bound in original blue cloth with pictorial title design to cover in white and red; title lettering blocked in white to spine. Publisher's linen reinforced innner hinges. Spine cap a little wobbly/tender; light rub to cloth at spine ends and corner tips. Contents fresh and neat; prior owner name penciled to front endpage. Forty-two unnumbered pages, 11 full page colored illustrations, and many black and white cartoons. Solid clean copy. About VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Busch, Wilhelm; Hermann Noldeke; Adolf Noldeke; Otto Noldeke Neues Wilhelm Busch Album : Sammlung Lustiger Bildergeschichten Mit 1500 Bildern
Freiburg H. Klemm 1952 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 415 pages; HC/DJ. A neat, solid copy. No marks. Text in German. A hint of wear to edges of jacket. Pages slightly toned. A handsome copy of the classic satirical German children's tales. NF/NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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13 Butler, Ellis Parker Pigs is Pigs
New York A. L. Burt Company 1931 reprint Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
Drawings; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 37 pages; Circa 1930 reprint in original brown cloth with title lettering and pictorial design to cover in black. Original pale blue paper dust jacket with matching title and illustration design in blue is well worn with spine ends chipped away and remaining portions repaired with period scotch tape mending. Front and rear jacket panels with small nicks at flap fold corners and edges; light general toning to panels, more heavily at spine. Inscribed and signed by Butler on the front endpage with a small pig drawing and dated 1931. Prior owner's pictorial bookplate "Ad Astra" [ F. Hartford Getz] mounted to the front pastedown and his manuscript ownership to the rear endpage. Illustrated by drawings. Hadsome copy in a serviceable dust jacket, signed by author. His most highly regarded book of humor. VG/Fair; Signed by Author 
Price: 85.00 USD
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14 Butler, Ellis Parker and Arthur Fuller (Ills. ) Red Head and Whistle Breeches.
New York The Bancroft Company 1915 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 48 pages; HC in original pictorial peach colored cloth with pictorial title design in yellow and brown to cover; spine unlettered, as issued. Light shelf soiling to boards and moderate toning to cloth at spine. Mild, shallow fray to cloth at spine ends. Prior owner's pictorial bookplate mounted to front pastedown; his manuscript ownership to rear endpage. With line illustrations on separate pages by Fuller. VG- 
Price: 11.00 USD
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15 Caniff, Milton Male Call; 112 of the GI Comic Strips By That Name
New York Simon and Schuster 1945 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Comic strips b&w; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize oblong HC/DJ. 3rd printing. Snug, bright and very neat in a crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Bound in illustrated, paper covered boards that match the dust jacket design with a thin cloth backed spine, as issued. Board edges are sharp and unrubbed. Contents fresh and neat.. Dust jacket with ! Dollar issue price intact to unclipped front flap is a superb example with just a whisper of shelf rub to spine ends. The nicest copy we have seen of many we have handled. This book is notoriously fragile and prone to separation at the internal joints. This copy has been very well preserved and has none of the flaws generally found with this title. VG++/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Cobb, Irvin S. and John T. McCutcheon (Illust) Roughing It Deluxe.
New York George H. Doran Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 219 pages; HC in publisher's olive green cloth with oblong pictorial paper panel mounted to the cover board. Titles stamped in gilt to cover and spine, htough rather dulled at the spine. Illustrated throughout with whimsical vignettes by McCutcheon. Generally clean copy though somewhat shaken in the spine with front endpage joint tender and splitting. G++ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Cuppy, Will and "jacks"...illustrator How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes
NY Horace Liveright 1931 First Edition Hard cover Very Good 
B&W Illlustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 154 pages; Horace Liveright HC 1st edition, 1st printing. Original blue cloth with titling in dark brown to spine and cover. Square, sound and clean; no marks. Cloth a bit sun faded at spine but otherwise bright and neat. Illustrated with pictures by Jacks. VG-to VG 
Price: 42.50 USD
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18 Cuppy, Will, and Steig, William (Illustrator) How to Become Extinct
New York: Toronto Farrar & Rinehart 1941 First Edition Hard cover Very Good Illustrated by William Steig Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 181 pages; Inscribed by Cuppy on the half-title page "For Mollie Newbwerry...with the connivance of the one and only Adelaide and Pin[? ]a[? ]e [signed] Will Cuppy. " Original cream cloth with titles in blue to cover and spine and a whimsical dodo from illustration by W Steig at the lower front corner of the cover. Periodic head and tail pieces from illustrations by Steig. Square snug and neat; no marks aside from those by Cuppy/ VG lacking dust jacket. Scarce signed. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 95.00 USD
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19 Dayton, Warren Felt Smelt
Los Angeles Higby & Hornsby 1964 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
Drawings and cartoons; Square 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1964 Higby & Hornsby, Small square format paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Novelty, language game book with cartoon illustrations. Scarce. Light soiling to covers. Damp line visible inside the covers but not visible to contents. Just a mild ripple to the page stock. Quite uncommon. G++ 
Price: 29.50 USD
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20 Douglas, Charles Noel Uncle Charlie's Story Book, Fun, Fact, and Fancy. (Fiftieth Birthday Souvenir)
Brooklyn NY Chales Noel Douglas : Self Published 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 157 pages; [SIGNED] 1913 Chales Noel Douglas : Self Published. 1st edition. Soundly bound in original mauve purple, ribbed cloth with decorative title design and rules in white to cover and spine. Signed by the author "Lovingly Yours [signature]" on the front free endpage. Illustrated with several candids of the author with his femal nurses and writing assitants. Mild shelf bumping to boards at corners and spine ends. Snug bright and neat. VG to VG+; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 USD
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